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April 24, 2014

Tour de Fronds

Explore the Southern Oregon coast range, by...

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Equity Underscores Discussion at AT Summit

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work which is a big part of why we were so excited to […]

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April 22, 2014

Ladies Looking Good: Quick Study

An photo project profiles stylish...

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Recap of Day 1 at the Oregon AT Summit

There was a lot going on during the first day of the Oregon Active Transportation Summit, so much so that it was really tough to catch […]

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Growing Our Work with ROSE

Beginning last summer, ROSE Community Development and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance formed a community partnership to support access to healthy, economical, and sustainable active transportation options […]

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April 21, 2014

Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are […]

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Kansai CX Lake Biwa

By local photographer Daniel...

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Cool Route: Sisters to Smith Rock

Watch the video and learn...

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April 19, 2014

A Beautiful Ride on the West Side

Biking over the West Hills used to intimidate me. The confusing winding roads, the fear of bad infrastructure, and of course, the hills themselves. But last […]

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April 18, 2014

Future Commuter: “Thank You For Teaching Me”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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April 17, 2014

10 Things I Have Learned About MTB

A gorgeous...

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Willamette Gran Fondo

Kick off the season with some speed on this fantastic...

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Metro Council Funds Hispanic Engagement for Council Creek Trail, Climate Smart Communities

Washington County Advocacy There’s a lot going on in Washington County, and we want you to be a part of it! Learn more.         […]

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April 15, 2014

Movie Spotlight: Ciclo

You're going to love this heartwarming...

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April 14, 2014

The Dashing Tweed Ride

Check out our photos from this dapper...

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Replace or Repair? Sorting the Pile.

ORbike contributor Jessie Kwak helps you sort through your repair pile in time for summer. You just might be surprised how easy some fixes are, and how much money you can save this year with a little needle and...

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April 12, 2014

Film Spotlight: Bicycle and a Way

An excellent addition to Filmed by...

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April 11, 2014

Future Commuter: “I Learned A Lot”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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Portland Rides In Style: Yeay For Spring!

Guest blogger, Tanja Olson of Tanja Olson Images, has brought us some photos from the street. Once a month Tanja will be sharing her street scenes of Portland’s bike-riding […]

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April 10, 2014

Action Alert: Sign Here to Support the Westside Trail

One of our Blueprint priorities is a complete Westside Trail to provide a safe north-south connection for people to bike and walk in our region. Metro […]

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April 09, 2014

Your Streets, Your Priorities

As leaders at the City of Portland seek input on how to fix our transportation funding, its time to ask the question, “What will be our […]

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April 08, 2014

Thank you to our members

We’d like to send a big “Thank you!” to all the BTA members and supporters who took part in the recently-completed Member Survey. We received over […]

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And the winners are…

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is excited to announce this year’s slate of Alice Award winners, who will be honored at the Alice Awards & Auction on […]

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April 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

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April 03, 2014

Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 4 – Potpourri

And now, the final segment of our video interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane. This episode, “Potpourri”, featuring a variety of your questions. Topics include: Bikes on MAX cars – are there ways to add capacity? Bike parking and bikeshare at MAX stations TriMet’s take on carbon emissions – what will it take to get to […]

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March 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Our Bodies Our Bikes

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Tori is joined by Dr. Stacy Simms, Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, and biomechanical engineer from University of California Davis Judd Van Sickle to talk about what goes on in our bodies when we ride.

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March 02, 2014

DIY Electric Bikeshare

This guy has designed a 7-pound add-on that converts a Citibike to an electric bike in seconds. It’s not in production yet, but since most of the bikes Alta deploys have similar design, I suspect it might well work here in Portland when we get bike share online.

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February 06, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Budgets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Steph talks with Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Advocacy Directory Gerik Kransky about City and State budgets for active transportation. And Commissioner Novick gets schooled on “Vision Zero”.

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February 05, 2014

I’m a Proud CTU

Via @LitmanVPI: That would be a Cycle-Transit User, someone who combines cycling and transit to accomplish a trip. A new study out of the Mineta Transportation Institute (PDF) looks at this behavior in Philadelphia and San Francisco. A few top line conclusions: Cycling and transit act as access for each other, it’s not a one-way relationship […]

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January 02, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Best of 2013

 Listen to the show (mp3, 53.7MB) Tori collates some of the best conversations of 2013, including the audience favorite: “ethicist” Randy Cohen.

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December 06, 2013

KBOO Bike Show: Buying by Bike

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.2MB) Tori and Steph speak with PSU/OTREC researcher Kelly Clifton about her research on the consumer habits of folks using different modes of transportation (spoiler: people traveling by bike spend just as much, but in different patterns).

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December 04, 2013

How Not To

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I had the opportunity to travel back to my home town, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I was right back in ‘motordom’, putting several hundred miles on a rental car driving between New York, Pittsfield and the Boston suburbs (and back). I was interested to note that North Street, the main street in town, […]

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